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Conflagration

by Mick Farren

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2022.05.09

 

Worlds of Exile and Illusion

by Ursula K. Le Guin

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2022.01.17

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

by Jaclyn Moriarty

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2021.09.26

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

by Jaclyn Moriarty

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2021.08.17

 

Explorers on Black Ice Bridge

by Alex Bell

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2021.07.23

 

The Forbidden Expedition

by Alex Bell

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2021.06.26

👍🏽 recommended

 

Neuromancer

by William Gibson

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2021.06.21

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

The Polar Bear Explorer's Club

by Alex Bell

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2021.06.02

 

The Other Wind

by Ursula K. le Guin

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2021.02.26

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Tales from Earthsea

by Ursula K. le Guin

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2021.01.29

👍🏽 recommended

 

Tehanu

by Ursula K. le Guin

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2020.12.16

👍🏽 recommended

 

Genki II

by Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa, and Kyoko Tokashiki

genre: Language

reviewed: 2020.10.13

👍🏽 recommended

 

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes

by Jack M. Bickham

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2020.05.23

👍🏽 recommended

 

Enterprise Architecture As Strategy

by Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, David C. Robertson

genre: Computer Technology

reviewed: 2020.04.03

 

Humans

by Tom Phillips

genre: History

reviewed: 2020.02.12

👍🏽 recommended

 

Creative People Must Be Stopped

by David A. Owens

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2019.12.22

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Phoenix Project

by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2019.09.12

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Tombs of Atuan

by Ursula K. le Guin

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2018.10.06

👍🏽 recommended

 

A Wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula K. le Guin

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2018.06.29

👍🏽 recommended

 

Dungeon World

by Sage LaTorra and Adam Koebel

genre: Game

reviewed: 2018.01.12

👍🏽 recommended

 

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

by Alexander McCall Smith

genre: Fiction

reviewed: 2017.08.03

👍🏽 recommended

 

Misbehaving

by Richard H Thaler

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 2017.01.18

👍🏽 recommended

 

IT Security Risk Control Management

by Ray Pompon

genre: Computer Technology

reviewed: 2016.12.12

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Ontarget Board Member

by by Michael Conduff, Carol Gabanna, Catherine Raso

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2016.05.08

 

The Teleportation Accident

by Ned Beauman

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2016.04.12

👍🏽 recommended

 

Risk Savvy

by Gerd Gigerenzer

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2016.03.20

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Implementing Enterprise Risk Management

by John Fraser, Betty Simkins

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2015.11.13

 

Managers Not MBAs

by Henry Mintzberg

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2015.06.18

 

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

by Harvard Business Review

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2015.06.05

 

Enterprise Risk Management

by John Fraser, Betty Simkins

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2015.05.31

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2015.01.21

👎🏽 avoid!

 

Strategy Execution

by Andrew MacLennan

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 2014.11.26

👍🏽 recommended

 

Intelligent Internal Control and Risk Management

by Matthew Leitch

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2014.09.21

👍🏽 recommended

 

All You Need To Know About Action Research

by McNiff J. and Whitehead, J.

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2014.08.04

 

The Good Research Guide

by Martyn Denscombe

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2014.06.04

 

The Essentials of Strategy

by Harvard Business Review

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2014.04.14

 

Educational Research

by Robert Johnson and Larry Christensen

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2014.02.16

 

Smart Choices

by John Hammond, Ralph Keeney, Howard Raiffa

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2014.01.18

👍🏽 recommended

 

X Saves the World

by Jeff Gordinier

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2013.09.04

 

Operational Leadership

by Andrew Spanyi

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2013.07.13

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

On Change Management

by Harvard Business Review

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2013.06.29

👍🏽 recommended

 

Accounting for Non-Accountants

by Wayne A. Label

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2013.06.07

👍🏽 recommended

 

Accounting Made Simple

by Mike Piper

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 2013.05.14

 

The Price Of Civilization

by Jeffrey Sachs

genre: Science

reviewed: 2013.03.03

 

Bootstrapping Design

by Jarrod Dysdale

genre: Business (Marketing)

reviewed: 2013.01.17

👍🏽 recommended

 

Brand (It ain't the logo)

by Ted Matthews and Andris Pone

genre: Business (Marketing)

reviewed: 2013.01.14

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Freedom from Fear

by Payton Quinn

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2012.11.12

 

The Failure of Risk Management

by Douglas W. Hubbard

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2012.10.08

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Startup Owner's Manual

by Steve Blank & Bob Dorf

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 2012.08.03

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Ten-Day MBA

by Steven Silbeger

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2012.06.05

 

Getting Past No

by William Ury

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2012.05.23

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Understanding Michael Porter

by Joan Magretta

genre: Business (Marketing)

reviewed: 2012.05.17

👍🏽 recommended

 

Water Storage

by Art Ludwig

genre: How-to

reviewed: 2012.01.03

 

Comedy Writing Secrets

by Mel Helitzer, Mark Shatz

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2011.10.05

 

Montreal's 25 Best (Fodor - 7th edition)

by Tim Jepson

genre: Travel Guidebooks

reviewed: 2011.08.30

👍🏽 recommended

 

Exploring Old Montreal

by Alan Hustak

genre: Travel Guidebooks

reviewed: 2011.08.30

👍🏽 recommended

 

Exploring Manitoulin (Third Edition)

by Shelley J. Pearen

genre: Travel Guidebooks

reviewed: 2011.08.30

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Fourth Turning

by William Strauss, Neil Howe

genre: History

reviewed: 2011.05.13

👍🏽 recommended

 

Their Master's War

by Mick Farren

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2011.03.11

 

Delivering Happiness

by Tony Hsieh

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2010.10.25

👍🏽 recommended

 

Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook

by Peggy Layton

genre: How-to

reviewed: 2010.09.05

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Tipping Point

by Malcolm Gladwell

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2010.06.11

👍🏽 recommended

 

Levels: The Host

by Peter Emshwiller

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2010.06.06

 

Power and Influence

by John P. Kotter

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2010.03.24

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Essential Drucker

by Peter F. Drucker

genre: Business (Management)

reviewed: 2009.09.29

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

10 Temples on 2 Wheels

by Vicki. L. Beyer

genre: Travel Guidebooks

reviewed: 2009.08.04

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

by Bobby Henderson

genre: Science

reviewed: 2009.07.26

 

Desolation Road

by Ian McDonald

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2009.07.21

 

Supercontinent

by Ted Nield and E. W. Nield

genre: Science

reviewed: 2009.05.31

 

Line by Line

by Claire Kehrwald Cook

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2008.12.05

 

The Copywriter's Handbook

by Robert W. Bly

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2008.11.25

 

The No-Cry Sleep Solution

by Elizabeth Pantley

genre: Film

reviewed: 2008.11.05

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Catcher in the Rye

by J.D. Salinger

genre: Fiction

reviewed: 2008.06.30

👍🏽 recommended

 

Spook Country

by William Gibson

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2008.06.23

 

The World Without Us

by Alan Weisman

genre: Science

reviewed: 2008.04.05

👍🏽 recommended

 

A Short History of Progress

by Ronald Wright

genre: History

reviewed: 2007.11.02

👍🏽 recommended

 

Feersum Endjinn

by Iain M. Banks

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2007.09.26

 

Rising Sun

by Michael Crichton

genre: Fiction

reviewed: 2007.04.11

 

The Myth of Sisyphus

by Albert Camus

genre: Philosophy

reviewed: 2007.02.09

 

Wrong about Japan

by Peter Carey

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 2006.08.13

 

How Soccer Explains the World

by Franklin Foer

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2006.04.19

 

April Fool

by William Deverell

genre: Fiction

reviewed: 2006.03.27

👍🏽 recommended

 

Kindling

by Mick Farren

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2006.03.16

 

Hell's Angels

by Hunter S. Thompson

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2005.09.15

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

by Robert A. Heinlein

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2005.07.06

👎🏽 avoid!

 

The Party's Over

by Richard Heinberg

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2005.04.19

👍🏽 recommended

 

Consider Phlebas

by Iain M. Banks

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2005.03.18

👍🏽 recommended

 

Hope's Last Home

by Tony Rees

genre: History

reviewed: 2005.03.18

 

The Math Gene

by Keith Devlin

genre: Science

reviewed: 2004.11.03

👍🏽 recommended

 

Tao Te Ching

by Ursula K. Le Guin (Lao Tzu)

genre: Philosophy

reviewed: 2004.08.15

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Resurgence

by Charles Sheffield

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2004.07.22

 

The Mythical Man-Month

by Frederick Brooks

genre: Computer Technology

reviewed: 2004.06.20

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

The Coasts of Canada: a History

by Lesley Choyce

genre: History

reviewed: 2004.04.24

👍🏽 recommended

 

Bellwether

by Connie Willis

genre: Fiction

reviewed: 2004.03.26

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Te of Piglet

by Benjamin Hoff

genre: Philosophy

reviewed: 2004.01.10

 

The Tao of Pooh

by Benjamin Hoff

genre: Philosophy

reviewed: 2003.12.27

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Hardwired

by Walter Jon Williams

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2003.11.22

👍🏽 recommended

 

Nightside City

by Lawrence Watt-Evans

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2003.08.24

👍🏽 recommended

 

Pattern Recognition

by William Gibson

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2003.06.20

👍🏽 recommended

 

Leonardo: The First Scientist

by Michael White

genre: Biography

reviewed: 2003.05.04

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Burning Chrome

by William Gibson

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2003.04.16

👍🏽 recommended

 

Phylogenesis

by Alan Dean Foster

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2002.09.27

 

The Long Orbit

by Mick Farren

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2002.07.19

👍🏽 recommended

 

Why People Believe Weird Things

by Michael Shermer

genre: Science

reviewed: 2002.06.10

 

Magician

by Raymond E. Feist

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2002.03.28

 

The Basic Book of Photography

by Tom Grimm and Michele Grimm

genre: Photography

reviewed: 2002.03.11

👍🏽 recommended

 

Frommer's: Australia From $50 a Day

by Marc Llewellyn

genre: Travel Guidebooks

reviewed: 2002.01.15

👍🏽 recommended

 

Ganwold's Child

by Diann Thornley

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2001.12.20

 

Boneheads and Bastards

by Will Ferguson

genre: History

reviewed: 2001.07.15

👍🏽 recommended

 

O Pioneer

by Frederick Pohl

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2001.07.02

 

Chaos Comes Again

by Wilhelmina Baird

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2001.06.12

 

The Player of Games

by Iain M. Banks

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2001.05.30

👍🏽 recommended

 

Building Intelligent Databases with Oracle PL-SQL Triggers and Stored Procedures (2nd ed)

by Kevin T. Owens

genre: Computer Technology

reviewed: 2001.05.09

 

Confessions of a Cineplex Heckler

by Joe Queenan

genre: Film

reviewed: 2001.05.03

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Forever War

by Joe Haldeman

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2001.04.23

 

The German Century

by Michael Stuermer

genre: History

reviewed: 2001.04.23

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Global Me

by G. Pascal Zachary

genre: Social Science

reviewed: 2001.04.23

 

Becoming a Writer

by Dorothea Brande

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2001.01.09

👍🏽 recommended

 

John Hedgecoe's 35mm Photography

by John Hedgecoe

genre: Photography

reviewed: 2000.12.06

👍🏽 recommended

 

Stealing Fire from the Gods

by James Bonnet

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2000.12.03

 

How To Write a Novel

by John Braine

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2000.12.03

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Wasp Factory

by Iain Banks

genre: Fiction

reviewed: 2000.11.05

👍🏽 recommended

 

Writing Science Fiction that Sells

by Ben Bova

genre: Writing

reviewed: 2000.08.06

 

Cryptonomicon

by Neil Stephenson

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2000.07.01

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Core PHP programming

by Leon Atkinson

genre: Computer Technology

reviewed: 2000.06.23

 

MySQL and mSQL

by Randy Jay Yarger

genre: Computer Technology

reviewed: 2000.06.23

 

Stardust

by Neil Gaiman

genre: Fantasy

reviewed: 2000.03.17

👍🏽 recommended

 

Against A Dark Background

by Iain M. Banks

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2000.03.10

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

Inversions

by Iain M. Banks

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 2000.02.18

👍🏽 recommended

 

The Fiji Handbook

by David Stanley

genre: Travel Guidebooks

reviewed: 2000.01.05

👍🏽 recommended

 

'Tis

by Frank McCourt

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 1999.10.01

 

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

by D. T. Suzuki

genre: Philosophy

reviewed: 1999.08.07

 

A Monk Swimming

by Malachy McCourt

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 1999.07.23

👍🏽 recommended

 

Other Worlds

by Michael D. Lemonick

genre: Science

reviewed: 1999.07.13

 

Angela's Ashes

by Frank McCourt

genre: Autobiography

reviewed: 1999.07.05

👍🏽 recommended

 

Freeware

by Rudy Rucker

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 1999.06.07

👍🏽 recommended

 

Snow Crash

by Neal Stephenson

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 1999.01.15

👍🏽👍🏽 a favorite!

 

The Seraphim Rising

by Elisabeth Devos

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 1998.11.08

👎🏽 avoid!

 

Friday

by Robert A. Heinlein

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 1998.09.06

👎🏽 avoid!

 

The Memory of Earth

by Orson Scott Card

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 1998.08.27

 

Ender's Game

by Orson Scott Card

genre: Sci-Fi

reviewed: 1998.06.06

 

 
 

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